Club Information
Welcome to Our Club!
Lancaster Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Bent Creek Country
620 Bent Creek Drive
Lititz , PA 17543
United States of America
Thursdays at 7:30 am
Home Page Stories
The Big Sur Coastal highway is routinely nominated as one of the most scenic driving routes in the United States; described by Australian painter Francis McComas as the "greatest meeting of land and water in the world." The Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Ride For The Community is not the Big Sur but it has its own unique convergence of terrain, people, culture, and history. It is a ride through Lancaster County as spring brings renewal to one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the world. This is not a ride down a coastal highway, this is a ride through the heartland of America, fertile Lancaster County. This is a ride that exemplifies the heart of America; a desire of organizers and participants to contribute to the community. It is a ride that meets the dictum to which Rotarians aspire:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial for all concerned?
 Click Below to Read The Entire Overview by Henry Hershey. A Printable PDF Version will be to your left. 

The Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise and District 7870 Joined

Amigos De Honduras

February 9-17, 2019


In October of 1998, Hurricane Mitch, the strongest storm of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season devastated the country of Honduras killing over 7000 people, leaving 1.5 million people homeless, and caused an estimated 2 billion dollars in damage. The President of Honduras said the storm set the country back 50 years in economic development. Because of that storm, for the past 17 years, Rotary district 7870 partnered with a small Rotary club in Danli, Honduras to provide humanitarian aid by sending teams to provide various services. This year, Dena and Dave Ament and Dave Lawrence from Lancaster Sunrise joined eighteen others and traveled to Honduras.


This project, named Amigos De Honduras has constructed eight schools, expanded 3 schools, converted 2 buildings into schools, painted and repaired 18 schools and worked on a youth center. They also have repaired hospitals and constructed a dental clinic. They have served an estimated 27,000 people with 23 medical and dental missions. Finally, they have installed more than 11,000 water filters.


We had three projects for  the week. We painted the interior and exterior of a new elementary school in a remote village. That cement block school was constructed from Rotary funds in the last 8 months. We also installed electrical work. 


At another school our teams installed a portable water filter system, so the students could finally access to clean water. They were drinking contaminated well water.


Also, for five days we had a medical and dental team at various locations about an hours drive from Danli.

(Photo: Jim Kulp, Mentor Coordinator for Lancaster Sunrise, Mrs. Corrigan, and the 3rd Grade Class)
 In March, the Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Club donated books to Mrs. Corrigan's third grade class at Carter and MacRae Elementary School in Lancaster. The club has been tutoring, mentoring, and donating books to this school for over eleven years. The students are always excited to receive these books that were signed with words of encouragement by the club's weekly speakers. Ten members of the Lancaster Sunrise Club tutor at the school on a regular basis and host an annual Christmas party for the class. 


Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Director of Youth Services
Director of Club Services
Director of Fundraising
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director of Community Services
Director of International Services
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Exchange
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dave Groff
    January 3
  • Celso Mesias
    January 9
  • Jim Wentz
    January 22
  • Fred Eberly
    January 25
Join Date:
  • Glenn Walz
    January 1, 2003
    19 years
  • Jim Wentz
    January 1, 1984
    38 years
  • Patrick Kirkham
    January 1, 1999
    23 years
  • Russ Nyland, D.V.M.
    January 1, 1973
    49 years
  • Beth Mack
    January 27, 2011
    11 years
Annual Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Sponsors